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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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“2012 Is forecasted to be a difficult year”

Vice PM Theo Heyliger’s New Year’s message St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger described 2011 as a difficult year in his New Year’s message yesterday. He also promised to look at “ways and means to lessen the burden” for ci

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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Scooter driver dies in Bush Road accident

St. Maarten – An accident that took place shortly after midnight from Friday to Saturday took the life of 21-year old Jasias Hodge. The young man drove with his scooter onto Bush Road where he was hit by an oncoming car. It is unclear whether Hodge

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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French St. Martin carnival kicks off on Sunday in French Quarter

Marigot, St. Martin - The calendar for the annual French St. Martin Carnival is set with parades and jump-ups on four Sundays in January and twelve event-days in February that end on the twenty-second with the Ash Wednesday Parade. The first parad

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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Gunmen rob gas station and two supermarkets

St. Maarten –Around eight o’clock last Friday evening four armed men robbed the Texaco Start Mart on Bush Road of an undisclosed amount of money. The robbers ignored the clients in the store and threatened the cashiers with a gun. She gave the ro

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Goal setting workshop on Saturday

St. Maarten – The Instruction Center for the Wise organizes a free goal setting workshop at the St. Peters Community Center this coming Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. For information contact Patricia Varlack at 524-5405

Opinion - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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Opinion: Is losing weight pointless?

The human body is unique in many ways, and one would think that the engineer of this blood and flesh-machinery would have put some thought into it. Well maybe he (or she, who knows?) did, but an Australian doctor discovered a small oversight. His con

Editorial - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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Editorial: Fata morgana

When we published a Central Bank report back in April of last year that predicted flat or negative economic growth for 2011, Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger said that he was not convinced the numbers in the report were correct. Earlier in the year

Opinion - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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Opinion: Going after the French franc

The Dutch guilder is dead as a doornail, but the paper money keeps its value for another twenty years, until January 1, 2032. A year ago, the Dutch still had for close to a billion in guilders in their possession. In October of last year, the number

Opinion - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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Opinion: Butt-recognition software

Many people are familiar with the slight panic attack that usually follows the question: where are my car keys? Years ago there was a key ring on the market with a gadget that reacted when its owner whistled: it produced a sound et voilà; key and ow

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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Richardson confirms suspension by PSS

St. Maarten – Denicio Richardson confirmed through a statement issued by his attorney mr. Wim van Sambeek yesterday that he has been suspended as director of PSS, the postal services of St. Maarten. “My client emphasizes that he holds the opin

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Appeals court confirms cab driver’s human smuggling conviction

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice handed down several verdicts on 2011’s last day of business. Cab driver Erol Montgomery Bolan, 65, saw his conviction to 4 years and 10 months for human smuggling and membership of a criminal organization

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Nation Building foundation names Billy D Hamlet its person of 2011

St. Maarten – Leopold James’ St. Maarten Nation Building foundation /L’Esprit de Concordia has named SOS Radio host Jacques “Billy D” Hamlet its person of the year. On the shortlist with five names, Hamlet is followed by HIV/Aids program ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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Central Bank: widening current account deficit is worrisome

St. Maarten – The Central Bank published an extensive report about the economic developments in the year that is just behind us, and about the perspective for 2012. This article contains the report’s integral text. According to the latest esti

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